I sure hope you all had a perfect Mothers Day. You are going to be excited that you stopped by today! Really . . . you are. You get the recipe for this amazing Tart and also a great surprise. I have a great GIVEAWAY for you! This giveaway is now closed. The wonderful boutique […]


  • Kristen - 05/09/2011 - 12:31 pm

    I like Shabby Apple on Facebook and I would love the Azure Coast dress.ReplyCancel

  • Diana B - 05/09/2011 - 12:31 pm

    Love their stuff…and I liked them on Facebook!! I love that blue wrap around dress – that looks like it would be good for a newly post-baby body!!ReplyCancel

  • Haley Jolley - 05/09/2011 - 12:36 pm

    I liked Shabby Apple of Facebook. I would loooove to have a new dress for spring! The Azure Coast is definitely one of my favorites I’ve seen. But I’m willing to take any of their dresses, they’re all equally adorable.ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 05/09/2011 - 12:47 pm

    I like that Azure dress the best. It’s pretty. I like Shabby Apple on Facebook too.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie Smith - 05/09/2011 - 12:51 pm

    I don’t facebook and I don’t twitter, but I love Shappy Apple and this blog. Would love to win the Azure Coast. Can I still enter?ReplyCancel

  • aubri - 05/09/2011 - 12:54 pm

    I liked Shabby Apple on Face book!! I love the FRIDA K.ReplyCancel

  • Candee Bowen - 05/09/2011 - 1:13 pm

    I LOVE Shabby Apple! I’ve been wanting one of their dresses forever, they are all so cute!
    I liked them on facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Breenah - 05/09/2011 - 1:18 pm

    I’d LOVE the Azure Coast dress. I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook 😀ReplyCancel

  • Ashley R. - 05/09/2011 - 1:34 pm

    I love the mariposa! I hope I win their dresses are beautiful. I also liked Shabby Apple on Facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie M. - 05/09/2011 - 1:44 pm

    I liked them on Facebook. I was just wondering where I could find some dresses and skirts. I love Frida K, but I’m also going back to their site to look at the rest of them. Good luck in the contest!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - 05/09/2011 - 2:32 pm

    Shabby Apple needs a Love button on Facebook. I guess the Like button will have to do. I would LOVE the Frida K dress!!ReplyCancel

  • maurisa walker - 05/09/2011 - 3:08 pm

    I LOVE your site! Such yummy food and you have a GREAT personality! I voted for you and liked shabby apple on facebook, if I win I would like to get the azure one! Keep up the good work so my family can continue to eat great food made with love!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Johnson - 05/09/2011 - 3:15 pm

    I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook and I LOVE the azure dress! Such a fun and cute website!ReplyCancel

  • Angela - 05/09/2011 - 3:44 pm

    I liked Shabby Apple on facebook and I love the mariposa dress. It would be great to wear to some summer weddings.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - 05/09/2011 - 4:18 pm

    I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook and I love the Azure Coast dress.ReplyCancel

  • Niki - 05/09/2011 - 4:27 pm

    I like Shabby Apple on FB and LOOOVVVEEE the Azure Coast dress!ReplyCancel

  • Niki - 05/09/2011 - 4:29 pm

    I also shared this amazing post with all of my friends on FB!ReplyCancel

  • Susan J - 05/09/2011 - 4:33 pm

    I like Shabby Apple of FB. I would choose Frida K…I think…such a hard choice!ReplyCancel

  • Susan J - 05/09/2011 - 4:34 pm

    I tweeted about it! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - 05/09/2011 - 4:54 pm

    I already like them on Facebook. And I would choose the Mariposa Grove dress!ReplyCancel

  • Tami - 05/09/2011 - 4:59 pm

    Who can have too many dresses/skirts?! NOT this momma! 🙂 Thanks Shabby Apple for this give-away!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Holt - 05/09/2011 - 5:45 pm

    I LOVE the green one with the flowers around the neckline! I “like”d shabby apple on facebook!!ReplyCancel

  • Stella - 05/09/2011 - 5:50 pm

    I liked Shabby Apple too long ago to have not bought a dress from them yet! I’m dying to get my hands on the Frida K!ReplyCancel

  • Stella - 05/09/2011 - 5:51 pm


  • Andrea - 05/09/2011 - 6:03 pm

    Oh my I love these dresses. this website might become a problem. Ponderosa is so classic and perfect. Marco Polo is beautiful too!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - 05/09/2011 - 6:04 pm

    I liked & shared too!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi Park - 05/09/2011 - 6:10 pm

    So I don’t do facebook, or twitter, but I did just blog about you, so hopefully that is worthy of a vote! I love all of their dresses, but I would love the Azure Coast. I think it is so cute!

    I just have to say that I think #7 or #8 is just amazing. I am so proud of all of your accomplishments. I voted again today, and will try and remember to do it everyday!

    I want to make that tart. It looks amazing. The lemon and strawberries make my mouth water! MMMMMMM Looks delicious. Love Ya!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Larsen - 05/09/2011 - 6:25 pm

    Jonna, I LOVE your blog! Thank you so very much for sharing your talent. I have made so many different things from your blog. Last time I made the Enchilada’s Supreme and Creme Brulee! A-MAZ-ING! I do have a question though. How do I get some of the older recipes off your blog? They say web page not available.


  • Audrey - 05/09/2011 - 8:34 pm

    I liked it on Facebook, and I want the Azure Coast dress. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • leamarie - 05/09/2011 - 8:46 pm

    i like shabby apple on facebook- and my favorite dress out of those is the azure coast! lovely!ReplyCancel

  • crystal bergman - 05/09/2011 - 10:33 pm

    I like shabby apple on facebook. Have for awhile!ReplyCancel

  • crystal bergman - 05/09/2011 - 10:36 pm

    I shared this on facebook with all my friends.ReplyCancel

  • Aimee - 05/10/2011 - 5:43 am

    Love those dresses. I’m a fan on Facebook and I LOVE the azure coast wrap dress. Very pretty!

  • Kristie - 05/10/2011 - 7:46 am

    I liked Shabby Apple on facebook and my favorite dress is the Azure Coast dress. It is gorgeous may have to start giving away some of the dessert recipe treats instead of eating them to wear that dress but it would worth it.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - 05/10/2011 - 8:18 am

    I love shabby apple!! And I liked it on facebook and I love the Mariposa Grove dress!ReplyCancel

  • Audrey Dye - 05/10/2011 - 10:32 am

    I love love love the Azure Coast. I am always in need of a new dress. Oh I like Shabby Apple on facebook! P.S. I love all of your yummy food. My mouth waters just reading your post!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - 05/10/2011 - 10:33 am

    I liked you on Facebook and for sure the AZURE COAST dress!ReplyCancel

  • Audrey Dye - 05/10/2011 - 10:35 am

    I love love love the azure coast! I am always in need of a new cute dress! Oh I liked Shabby Apple of face book! P.S. I love all of your post, my mouth waters just reading them!!ReplyCancel

  • Myrnie - 05/10/2011 - 11:51 am

    I liked them on Facebook, and the 3rd dress is gorgeousReplyCancel

  • Myrnie - 05/10/2011 - 11:59 am

    I tweeted the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Myrnie - 05/10/2011 - 12:02 pm

    I posted to FB about this…sure love the Azure Coast dress 🙂 Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Cassie - 05/10/2011 - 12:34 pm

    I love Shabby Apple! And I am a fan on facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - 05/10/2011 - 1:14 pm

    I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook and would love the Freida K!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - 05/10/2011 - 1:16 pm

    I Shared this link on Facebook and I would love the freida KReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - 05/10/2011 - 2:28 pm

    I liked shabby apple on facebook. I think the Mariposa Grove dress is my fav. I also love your website. Keep up on the great recipes.ReplyCancel

  • Emily G - 05/10/2011 - 2:54 pm

    I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook and I’d love to win the Azure Coast dress!ReplyCancel

  • Carly Marsh - 05/10/2011 - 3:17 pm

    I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook. I love SO many of their dresses, but my favorite of the 3 is the Mariposa Grove. I’d LOVE to win and I love so many of your recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - 05/10/2011 - 3:41 pm

    I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook, and I would love the Frieda K or the Azure Coast! I am so glad you have informed us all on this cute botique, they have great stuff. I vote for you everyday on Babble too!ReplyCancel

  • Amber - 05/10/2011 - 4:18 pm

    Love Shabby Apple – already liked them on FB, just voted for you on Babble and would love to walk away a winner with a new Sunday/anyday dress – I think I would pick the Azure coast! Love the blog, keep the recipes coming!!ReplyCancel

  • Ruri - 05/10/2011 - 5:06 pm

    I already like Shabby Apple on FB (Lui Bright)!ReplyCancel

  • Whitney - 05/10/2011 - 6:03 pm

    I “liked” them on facebook. Love love love the mariposa grove dress!!! Cant wait to try the dessert too. Love your blog 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Heike Smith - 05/10/2011 - 6:46 pm

    Wow. This blog is new to me. I just followed a friend’s facebook link and I LOVE this! The tart looks like one I grew up on. Yummmm! And, I already love Shabby Apple, so yes, I like Shabby Apple on facebook! I like the Frida dress.ReplyCancel

  • ErinAnn - 05/10/2011 - 8:33 pm

    I liked Shabby Apple on FB.
    I shared this post on FB.

    Definitely Frida K. That high waist and big collar bow thing are definitely up my alley.ReplyCancel

  • Alycia Monson - 05/10/2011 - 9:05 pm

    Just liked Shabby Apple on fb–love the Frida K dress! So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - 05/10/2011 - 9:06 pm

    Great Blog! And I love Shabby Apple dresses. I would love to win. If I do I’d like the Frida K dress. I liked them on facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Tbj - 05/10/2011 - 9:53 pm

    Liked Shabby Apple! I love Frida K! And posting to my Fb page!ReplyCancel

  • khya - 05/10/2011 - 10:03 pm

    I like Shabby Apple on Facebook and I would like the Azure Coast. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - 05/10/2011 - 10:38 pm

    I love love love your site and I have liked Shabby Apple on Facebook and I love the Azure coast dress! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Krystal Bagley - 05/10/2011 - 11:07 pm

    I ‘like’ Shabby Apple on FB (Krystal Nelson Bagley), and I would choose the Azure Coast dress. Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Aunt LoLo - 05/10/2011 - 11:10 pm

    Oooh…I love that Azure dress!! (I “liked” Shabby Apple on facebook!)ReplyCancel

  • Krystal Bagley - 05/10/2011 - 11:11 pm

    I shared this post on FBReplyCancel

  • Aunt LoLo - 05/10/2011 - 11:13 pm

    I tweeted this! (@Aunt_LoLo)ReplyCancel

  • Aunt LoLo - 05/10/2011 - 11:14 pm

    I shared this on facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - 05/10/2011 - 11:30 pm

    Definitely liking this on facebook and hoping for a new dress! Love them-glad to know about them!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia - 05/10/2011 - 11:48 pm

    I love love love the azure coast dress. I would love to wear that!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - 05/11/2011 - 7:37 am

    I liked shabby apple on FB. I like the Azure Dress, what a great color.ReplyCancel

  • Whitney - 05/11/2011 - 9:44 am

    I “liked” you on babble too!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey Kim - 05/11/2011 - 9:50 am

    I “like” Shabby Apple on FB!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey Kim - 05/11/2011 - 9:51 am

    oops, I realized my last post my email was misspelled, it is correct here…again, I like shabby Apple on FB!ReplyCancel

  • christy - 05/11/2011 - 12:39 pm

    i like shabby apple on fb and would get the mariposa grove dressReplyCancel

  • christy - 05/11/2011 - 12:41 pm

    i voted!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Roeske - 05/11/2011 - 1:27 pm

    I liked Shabby Apple on FB and adore their Penelope and Odysseus dress.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Roeske - 05/11/2011 - 1:28 pm

    I voted for you – GOOD LUCK!ReplyCancel

  • Janelle Belka - 05/11/2011 - 4:09 pm

    I like shabby apple on facebook. I love their dresses!ReplyCancel

  • Janelle Belka - 05/11/2011 - 4:10 pm

    I LOVE shabby apple dresses. I like them on facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Vivi - 05/11/2011 - 6:51 pm

    I love the MARIPOSA GROVE dress and I’ve liked Shabby Apple on FB! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kait P. - 05/11/2011 - 7:18 pm

    I like Shabby Apple on facebook (kait pic–) and I think I would choose the Frida K….it’s beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Kait P. - 05/11/2011 - 7:19 pm

    voted for you on babble on 5/11 (and you’re #7 🙂 )ReplyCancel

  • Jody - 05/11/2011 - 8:09 pm

    I liked Shabby Apple on facebook! and I voted on babble! I would love the Azure coast dress. It’s beautiful and a perfect spring dress 🙂 Love all the dresses though, super cute!!ReplyCancel

  • christy - 05/12/2011 - 7:16 am

    i voted again!ReplyCancel

  • Camille - 05/12/2011 - 8:14 am

    I “Liked” Shabby Apple on Facebook! LOVE their dresses!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - 05/12/2011 - 9:35 am

    I liked Shabby Apple on facebook and I really like the Azure Coast dress! Thanks for the give away and all the yummy recipes!ReplyCancel

  • ashley meidl - 05/12/2011 - 10:30 am

    LIKED you on BabbleReplyCancel

  • christy - 05/12/2011 - 12:45 pm

    i voted again on babbleReplyCancel

  • Lori - 05/12/2011 - 2:08 pm

    Liked Shabby Apple of fb and voted for you!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - 05/12/2011 - 3:32 pm

    Voted for you on Babble, hope you win! I like the azure coast dress, thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Kait P. - 05/13/2011 - 4:28 am

    Like you on Babble today!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal - 05/13/2011 - 7:54 am

    Just liked shabby apple on fb! Hope to win, I love the mariposa grove dress!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn L - 05/13/2011 - 9:06 am

    I’ve liked SA on facebook….and I quite like the Azure Coast dress! Here’s hoping…ReplyCancel

  • christy - 05/13/2011 - 11:55 am

    i voted again!!ReplyCancel

  • Rene - 05/13/2011 - 3:13 pm

    I love the Mariposa! I liked SA on FB. *fingers crossed!* 🙂ReplyCancel

  • laura - 05/13/2011 - 3:41 pm

    I love the azure coast one for sure, I bet it would be easy to nurse my baby while wearing it.ReplyCancel

  • Jaimin - 05/14/2011 - 12:21 am

    I adore Shabby Apple and “Like” them on FB. 🙂 I would choose the Azure Coast dress.ReplyCancel

  • Aubrey - 05/14/2011 - 9:21 am

    I liked shabby apple on facebook!! And I would love the frida k dress!ReplyCancel

  • Gina @ The Crave to Save - 05/14/2011 - 7:15 pm

    I like SA on FB! “Crave to Save”…the azure dress is gorgeous!!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) comReplyCancel

  • Gina @ The Crave to Save - 05/14/2011 - 7:17 pm

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) comReplyCancel

  • Gina @ The Crave to Save - 05/14/2011 - 7:18 pm

    I voted today on babble!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) comReplyCancel

  • LAMusing - 05/16/2011 - 1:13 am

    I like Shabby apple on Facebook (as the name in my email address). I’m torn between the first two – probably I’d pick the Frida KReplyCancel

  • Cindy A. - 05/17/2011 - 9:05 pm

    Thank you so much for offering such a generous giveaway. I like Shabby Apple on Facebook (Cindy) and I would love to own the Frida K dress.ReplyCancel

I can’t seem to stop buying cookbooks. I don’t take drugs . . . I don’t drink . . . I don’t swear very often . . . . but I’m hopelessly addicted to cookbooks! My  newest read is Sarabeth’s Bakery by Sarabeth Levine. It’s a stunner and it’s at least two inches thick. The […]


  • Shannon Carter - 05/03/2011 - 1:51 pm

    Hey Mom…I just wanted to Thank You for those Cute Pies you made! They were beautiful and made a great Dessert for Blake! He loved them and could of ate more. Everything you make he could eat seconds of. Maybe we should come to your house everynight for dinner. It would make my life a lot easier. The pie crust was delious also and I really did hide it from Blake. It is really that good! Love You!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - 05/03/2011 - 2:40 pm

    Your pie crust recipe /method is my favorite! I have had such a hard time with pie crusts, but yours turns out really yummy every time. Just out of curiosity, How far or long do you run to burn off all your amazing treats? I’m pretty sure I will be running pretty far after I bake these beauties up!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 05/03/2011 - 3:55 pm

      Hi Jordan,
      You are really funny. I run every morning and try to do at least three to four miles. I also love Pilates, and do that after I run. I do it, so that I’m not bigger than my skinny husband!!!! It’s tough. I also give most of what I bake away, unless I know that it’s something that my hubbie will eat.

  • Justine - 05/03/2011 - 3:45 pm

    The little pies look great. I am on restriction for buying too many cookbooks. My husband said I could not buy anymore until I have made every recipe in the books I already have. As you know you may have cookbook but when you get into it there may be only 2 or 3 good recipes that I like. Thanks for your wonderful recipes.ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 05/03/2011 - 3:52 pm

      Justine, my husband just shakes his head! I buy most of my cookbooks from Barnes & Noble.
      That way, I can sit down and really look through the book before I decide to buy it or not.
      You are right though, we usually buy a book from it’s cover, and often are let down!
      I do have way too many cookbooks. It’s getting hard to know where to put them.

  • Niki - 05/04/2011 - 8:02 am

    What size ramekins are you using?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 05/04/2011 - 9:28 am

      Hi Niki,
      The ramekins I use are Corningware and they are 7ounces.ReplyCancel

  • Alana - 05/05/2011 - 4:03 pm

    Hi – I LOVE your website!! I was wondering if you think this recipe could be made as a regular-sized pie? Let me know.


    • Jonna - 05/05/2011 - 4:30 pm

      Hi Alana,

      That would work just fine. The apple pie filling is what I use for my normal Apple Pie. (Just use all the filling in one pie) If you are doing peaches, follow the other recipe and use all of it in one pie.

      I would roll the pie crust out so that you have a good 1″ to 1 1/2 ” overhang, so that you can bring the pastry up and over the pie filling…..just like I did in the ramekins. Leave an area in the center of the pie open as well. Sprinkle all of the streusel over the top of one big pie. You probably will have to bake this for at least 1 hour at 350 degrees. I always start my pies in the center of the oven, and then the last 15 or 20 minutes, move it even lower, so that the bottom crust gets nice and brown as well. (Make sure that you put your pie on a cookie sheet, just in case it oozes over a bit. This makes the pie take a bit longer to cook on the bottom, but it sure does save oven-cleaning time!

  • RSA Now - 05/06/2011 - 2:54 pm

    Oh how cute! Sadly pie crust is my nemesis, if mine turn out HALF as good as yours I’ll be happy 😉ReplyCancel

  • PJ - 06/05/2011 - 2:18 pm

    I’ve had ramekins forever and never used them. I saw this recipe when it was posted and have been wanting to make these for awhile and it seems that these are perfect for starting the summer. These are in the oven right now and they are looking so good! Lots of oozing juice! Thanks for the awesome recipe. It smells so delicious!ReplyCancel

I’m quite excited to share this recipe with you. Really I am. 5 star . . . in my opinion! My sweeter half even had two helpings. That rarely occurs, he’s always watching his figure. lol. He even went so far as to say . . . “Those were good.” I combined two recipes, to […]


  • joycee - 04/29/2011 - 9:17 pm

    We lived in South Texas for years so I’ve had about every kind of enchilada…but not this recipe! Can’t wait to try this, I’m betting we are going to love that cheezy enchilada sauce. Came over from Cliff Circle Views and can’t wait to go through your blog and recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Berta - 05/01/2011 - 9:04 am

    These look ‘almost’ as good as the ones I make . . . hahaha! I DID grow up in southern California and my best friends had last names like Hernandez, Gonzalez . . . so I do make pretty wicked enchiladas!!!! I did get some good ideas from yours – I like adding the corn and beans to your meat – nicely done . . . .AS ALWAYS, neighbor!ReplyCancel

  • SarahM - 05/05/2011 - 6:41 pm

    Made these tonight for Cino de Mayo and loved them!ReplyCancel

  • Niki - 05/06/2011 - 7:43 am

    Made these last night and they were very good. Only problem I had was some of them wanted to stick to the bottom of the pan. I’d say a little more than the 1/4 cup sauce is needed on the bottom of the 8×13 pan. Other than that, great recipe. Had no leftovers!ReplyCancel

  • Pat - 09/21/2011 - 11:36 am

    Love your blog- your photos of the food make me drool! I have a quick question about the enchiladas.. why do you add sugar to the enchilada sauce? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 09/21/2011 - 3:12 pm

      Hi Pat,
      Adding the sugar is totally optional. I do think it brings out the flavor of the tomatoes however.
      Just one of the many weird things that I do! Thanks for leaving a sweet comment.

  • Katie Taylor - 10/05/2011 - 10:59 pm

    Seriously these enchiladas are the best enchiladas you can make at home and better than almost all of the enchiladas I’ve had at restaurants. We devoured them. Thanks for the deliciousness!ReplyCancel

  • D - 11/22/2011 - 12:34 pm

    Enchiladas are made with corn tortillas. Technically speaking, these are “wet” burritos.ReplyCancel

  • Trisha - 06/17/2012 - 6:24 pm

    These sound good and I will try them. I have never had enchiladas made with flour tortillas. I have ate them using corn tortillas. Corn tortillas are usually smaller, you don’t fold in the ends, just roll up and place seam side down. Just a hint, both flour and corn tortillas roll better when warm. They will not roll if straight from the fridge, they will crack. Both freeze well, I let them set in the fridge or on counter to thaw. When warming several at a time place a short stack (5-10) on a piece of foil, fold foil over tortillas and seal remaining three sides. You don’t want to press the foil tight, leave air space. Place in preheated 350 oven 10-15 minutes, they are ready to roll or serve.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa B. - 06/29/2012 - 7:19 am

    I just made this last night and i have to say it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for the recipe!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Molly Woloszyn - 07/26/2012 - 5:16 pm

    Excited to try this recipe! Did I miss where the first cup of cheese is supposed to go? At the end, it says “top with the remaining cheese”, but it doesn’t ever say to add it in the recipe.


  • Dawn Carlson - 12/03/2012 - 10:21 am

    Just stumbled on your site via a link from Homestead Survival. You make my kind of recipes, yum!!ReplyCancel

Sometimes . . . I search high and low for recipes that my better half will enjoy. Those bars, cookies or cakes can’t be too sweet or include chocolate or frosting. Limited indeed. He is the reason that I give most of what I bake . . . away. He is the reason why I […]


  • Kader - 04/27/2011 - 11:20 am

    Ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık. Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı olmuş.


  • Blog is the New Black - 04/27/2011 - 11:25 am

    This looks so amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - 04/27/2011 - 12:18 pm

    Congratulations, Jonna! You are by far my favorite food blogger, and you are very deserving. I will have to make these nut bars very soon!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie @ Perrys' Plate - 04/27/2011 - 12:19 pm

    Congrats on the readers choice award!!

    Your husband came from the same mold mine did, it sounds like. It’s nice to have healthy husbands to keep us in check, right? And my husband would have said the same thing about just wanting to eat the nuts. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Diana - 04/27/2011 - 12:55 pm

    Dear Jonna,

    Congratulations! I’m still voting for you:)


  • Janel - 01/10/2012 - 10:33 am

    I think the sugar is missing from the ingredient list in the pastry dough. Usure of the amount??!!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 01/10/2012 - 3:02 pm

      Thanks you Janel…..you are absolutely right!
      I’m sorry, I will be more careful with posting. I seem to always be in a hurry!
      Thanks again,

I believe . . .this is my favorite dessert in all the world. Quite true. If you can . . . paint your toe nails, boil water, brush your teeth, butter bread, read a blog, send a text, type, crack an egg, stir, pour, turn on the oven, mow your lawn, pull weeds, skip, etc […]


  • Aimee Shugarman - 04/25/2011 - 1:09 pm

    That looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Simpson - 04/25/2011 - 4:46 pm

    My family loves this too but I’ve never attempted it. Thanks for the step by step instructions and. It doesn’t seem so intimidating now!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia - 04/25/2011 - 7:47 pm

    Creme Brulee is my favorite too. This recipe really does seem awfully easy. Thank you for sharing. I’m going to save this for a special occasion I have coming up.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Carter - 04/25/2011 - 7:50 pm

    Mom…it look so good! You did a awesome job. I just might have to go make some after I find the Ramekins I want. Love You!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - 04/29/2011 - 10:03 pm

    I’m so glad you posted this recipe! This is my favorite dessert ever, and you make it look easy to make!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Larsen - 04/30/2011 - 7:30 pm

    This is my mother in laws favorite dessert, and also my husband and I’s. I just barely got done making this and it was a cinch! Thank you so so much for the great detail and recipe! It always sounded so intimidating. I am having my mother in law over for an early mothers day lunch and she will be thrilled to have this! Thanks so much, oh and also I made your Chicken with Homeade noodles for my ward soup cook off and I won second place! Thank you for your wonderful blog! I love it, and so does my familyReplyCancel

If you have ever pulled up a chair and browsed this blog at all, then you already know  . . . Rhodes Rolls plays the leading role, on many posts. Well . . . a while ago, I was asked to be a guest blogger at Rhodes Rolls. Did I accept . . . heck […]


  • Kelley - 04/20/2011 - 10:09 am

    Mmmmm……..apple fritters are my favorite! Can’t wait to check them out!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty.com - 04/20/2011 - 12:59 pm

    Yayaya!! Your post turned out fabulous! Way to go 🙂 I’m not a huge apple fritter fan, but after looking at all of your yummy delicious photos I may just have to try this recipe out. Looks SO good!!! I’m giving away the cookbook now! Great job friend!ReplyCancel

  • Lily - 04/20/2011 - 8:07 pm

    I LOVE apple fritters! I have never looked for a recipe (not sure why!) – thanks for sharing this!ReplyCancel

  • Niki - 04/21/2011 - 9:03 am

    Ah-ha! Finally I can give YOU a tip instead of me always reading tips from you. Try using the apple slicer THEN peeling skin from the apple slices. I find it much easier to peel the apples that way. Try it and see what you think!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy @ The Sugar Queen - 04/22/2011 - 7:14 am

    I checked out your guest post on the Rhodes Bake ‘N Serve blog, and those fritters look delicious! On a side not, I read your bio, and I must say that you look MUCH too young to have four grown, married children; much less be grandmother to eight! =)ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - 04/22/2011 - 7:21 am

    I wondered could you not put as much filling in and then fold it over in a half moon shape? Or would the apples fall out?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 04/22/2011 - 8:34 am

      Hi Leslie,
      It will work, they will just be smaller. If you are going to fold your circle over, you won’t want to use as much apple mixture. Make sure that you cut your apple pieces very small, and seal the edges tightly. They are yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - 04/22/2011 - 2:14 pm

    Hello, my name is Karen from http://glassofsweettea.blogspot.com/
    I come to visit you via my friend Julie from the Harwards..
    I have enjoyed you blog and everything looks soooooo yummy,,,
    I will be back to visit again real soon..and hope you can swing by to visit me when you get a chance..
    Have a blessed Easter weekend..ReplyCancel

When I dive into one of the cherished cookbooks that grace the shelves of my kitchen, I’m always drawn to recipes that contain the word chocolate. My mind however, is always kicked back to reality by my conscience. If I have any hopes that my fruit loving husband will eat anything that comes out of […]


  • Beth - 04/18/2011 - 6:23 pm

    I looove desserts like this, so comforting and delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty.com - 04/18/2011 - 6:41 pm

    Ooh, I can almost smell them now! It’s funny how we want to keep out husbands happy 🙂 Great job making a recipe without chocolate – I’m with you, couldn’t live without the stuff!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 04/18/2011 - 9:33 pm

    I would have to leave the nuts out for my non nut lover of a husband too. Seriously…what is up with that!??? ; DReplyCancel

  • Megan - 04/19/2011 - 11:20 am

    I am out of raisins but am wondering if crasins would work?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 04/19/2011 - 11:25 am

      Hi Megan,
      I think that they would be fabulous. Dried Cherries or apricots would also be really good.

  • Sherry - 04/19/2011 - 1:33 pm

    I hate leaving nuts out of recipes for people who don’t like them, even though nuts will make it genuinely better! I love that vanilla glaze. I bet I could drink it…ReplyCancel

  • Susan Porter - 04/19/2011 - 2:28 pm

    Jonna, Dick is going to think he is in HEAVEN!!!! He likes chocolate, but raisens are his absolute fav!!!! Sherie S’s Raisen Filled Cookies, my Mom’s Oatmeal Raisen, that are soft and cakelike. Can’t wait to try them. Have you been to Evanston lately???ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 04/19/2011 - 3:13 pm

      Hi Susan,
      Dick sounds just like Kenny! In fact about the only cookie that he really likes, is the Applesauce Cookies filled with raisins & nuts.
      Go figure!ReplyCancel

  • L Fayth - 12/22/2011 - 1:57 pm

    Great recipe. Heading to an Xmas potluck on Saturday and was looking for a recipe without any nuts just in case of allergies. Just found my dessertReplyCancel

  • Sandy - 09/19/2012 - 6:59 am

    The recipe didn’t mention nuts but your comments said this recipe had nuts in it. What kind of nuts did you use and how much?ReplyCancel

This week has blown by . . . literally! The wind has never stopped blowing, and it carried away Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and today.  It must be my age.  I seem to start fifteen things at one time, and walk around in a tail-spin!  I used to be able to multitask, but that too […]


  • Teresa - 04/15/2011 - 6:08 pm

    Printed perfect for me, about the size of 1/2 a standard 8 1/2 x 11 paper.

    I use Safari in case you need to know.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - 04/15/2011 - 9:30 pm

    Love your cupcakes! Love your blog. I have a compulsive disorder, when ever i see a new cupcake book, I have to buy it. hardly ever do cakes anymore, everyone seems to love cupcakes and don’t feel as guilty as eating a piece of cake. Thanks for all your inspiration! Ditto on the time flying by, same for me except when I have to go to work my other job, clock just about stops the minute I walk in the door to the office.ReplyCancel

  • Ela - 04/16/2011 - 7:51 pm

    From the freezer, do you thaw the cake/cupcakes before frosting it? Do you crumb coat? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 04/17/2011 - 2:29 pm

      Hi Ela,
      If you plan to freeze the cupcakes, freeze just the unfrosted cupcakes. Make sure you put them in a well sealed container, or wrap well. Thaw them before frosting them. Unless the cupcakes are misshapen, I wouldn’t bother crumb coating…..just frost using a decorative tip.ReplyCancel

  • jessica - 04/19/2011 - 3:58 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful cupcakes. My family loved them. I didn’t even get to eat one!!! But I sure heard a lot of yums!! Thanks for making my birthday a little sweeter.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley - 07/18/2013 - 9:51 am

    Hi Jonna,

    Have you tried this recipe using a chocolate cake mix? I need to make two birthday cakes and this would really be a timesaver!


    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 07/18/2013 - 9:56 am

      Hi Shirley,

      I haven’t, but I assume it would work fine.
      The chocolate cake recipe that’s my fav is so fast and simple to throw together. Let us all know if you try it.
      It’s really just a put everything in the bowl and blend recipe!


  • Shirley - 07/23/2013 - 1:30 pm

    Hi Jonna,

    I made three different chocolate cakes and my family had a taste test. This won, hands down! It was wonderful! I followed your recipe exactly with the exception of using a devils food cake mix, 1/4 cup cocoa and did not use the almond extract. It was moist and dense and had great flavor! Thank you!!!ReplyCancel

Did you know that Jordan Almonds are dangerous. Really good . . . but detrimental to teeth. This I know from experience. While sitting in a dentist office, awaiting my 16th appointment . . . for one little implant, I spotted this recipe after reading 25 magazines.  That was a long sentence, but so true. […]


  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty.com - 04/08/2011 - 3:48 pm

    Um, yes please! I have leftover cream from the four-cheese potatoes I made (you should check them out) and I wasn’t sure what I should do with it. Now I know: this recipe! Don’t you hate when recipes say things like “one box” of stuff! So vague! This looks delicious, thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - 04/08/2011 - 3:54 pm

    Yum! I think I gained 10 lbs. just looking at the pictures.
    I better not let my boys see this…they’ll want me to make it right now!!!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - 04/08/2011 - 4:52 pm

    Wow, that looks SO good. I love me some cheesy, creamy pasta any time of day.ReplyCancel

  • Breenah - 04/08/2011 - 5:42 pm

    That looks ridiculously delicious and I think I could polish some off even though I just got done eating. This will definitely be bookmarked.ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - 04/09/2011 - 10:42 am

    Oh my goodness! This looks outstanding and I’m pretty sure I would love it. Just out of curiosity, Jonna how far/long do you run after eating something like this? I will have to make this very soon!ReplyCancel

  • Diana B - 04/11/2011 - 1:59 pm

    This looks amazing..and with with sausage it will be liked by the men in our house too!!! I can’t wait to get to the store and get the sausage to try this!!!! Thank you again for another amazingly easy recipe to make family dinners more enjoyable!!!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn Nef - 04/12/2011 - 12:30 pm

    Jonna, even when I don’t feel like cooking, I love to check out your blog — because your darling, cutie-patootie personality always shines through! And… I am usually inspired to cook after. Yea! (My family thanks you – again.)ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - 04/13/2011 - 9:06 pm

    Can I just say, for how amazing it looks (and I’m sure tasted) that is a really small serving on that plate. 🙂 25days and counting until I’m off my diet and can make a few of these “treats”ReplyCancel

  • Joelle - 04/14/2011 - 10:01 pm

    Oh my word. I need this in my mouth right now!ReplyCancel

  • trista - 04/25/2011 - 9:38 pm

    I tried this great recipe and ruined it. as a tip follow the instructions that are in the step by step. I followed the recipe at the bottom and its not the same. also be aware of the sausage you buy. I decided not to go to the local butcher and resulted in a plastic casting that has to be removed before cooking. which mean I had ground greasy beef.ReplyCancel

  • Maija-Liisa - 04/27/2011 - 12:56 pm

    This looks great Jonna and your handsome hubby should be grateful to eat so well every night, steak or not. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 - 06/02/2011 - 4:51 pm

    I’ll pass on the Jordan Almonds, but will definitely give your rigatoni dish a try. It sounds fabulous!

    You and I were both featured by Ali of Jam Hands in her “Ten Tasty Food Blogs You Should Be Reading”. So, so glad I came by!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17ReplyCancel

  • Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 - 06/02/2011 - 4:52 pm

    P.S. I voted for you over at Babble!ReplyCancel

  • Julie M. - 08/20/2011 - 3:01 pm

    This is going on the dinner table tonight. I can’t wait to try it out!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - 10/17/2011 - 9:15 pm

    Did you freeze this prior to cooking? How’d it turn out?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 10/18/2011 - 5:32 am

      Hi Jessica,

      I did not freeze before serving. I’m afraid I just can’t tell you what the results would be. Let us all know if you try it.

  • annika - 01/21/2012 - 8:27 am

    I love it 🙂
    It’s so yummy !ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - 05/05/2012 - 3:13 pm

    I made this a few weeks ago and it is to live for!! Fantabulous recipe, can’t wait to make it again.ReplyCancel

Peep. peep peep. Peep. It’s spring people . . . Why is it snowing today? Can’t you see I’m a bit busy here! O.k. then . . . I’ll adapt! If flowers aren’t blooming & eggs aren’t being layed where you live . . . build your own! This is something the little ones can […]


  • Ela - 04/05/2011 - 10:13 pm

    So cute!!! Thank you for giving me an idea on what to make on Easter.ReplyCancel

  • Berta - 04/05/2011 - 10:27 pm

    These ARE ADORABLE! I’m definitely going to make them! THANKS ALWAYS for the inspiration.
    (((Don’t forget about ‘that’ recipe book YOU’RE going to write)))
    Luv, BertaReplyCancel

  • candace - 04/05/2011 - 10:29 pm

    I can’t believe i have never thought about dunking rice crispys! What a good idea!ReplyCancel

  • Charity - 04/06/2011 - 2:00 am

    I will tell you OUR secret to amazing Rice Crispy Treats…white chocolate/vanilla chips. (maybe 1/2 bag) You put them in AFTER the rice crispies so some totally melt and others stay a little chunky. And of course real butter makes everything delish.:) Half the time my kids don’t get any because my hubby eats them all first.ReplyCancel

  • Blog is the New Black - 04/06/2011 - 3:40 am

    So flippin’ cute!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Christina - 04/06/2011 - 9:20 am

    Love! Spring seems to be taking it’s sweet time, doesn’t it?ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - 04/06/2011 - 10:09 am

    So cute! I think this will have to be my baking plan for my day off on Good Friday. You’re the best!ReplyCancel

  • jessica - 04/06/2011 - 10:22 am

    Love this idea. It will be great to take to my family reunion picnic!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lokness - 04/11/2011 - 10:27 am

    Amazing looking bird nests! Great Easter snack! I really want to make this! Thanks. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Patty H. - 04/12/2011 - 4:11 am

    Both of your ideas are wonderful for Easter! I’m thinking about using a small bunny cookie cutter for the Rice Krispie treats.ReplyCancel

  • kathy olkowski - 04/18/2011 - 6:35 pm

    We had a “peep show” in my Kindergarten classes last week – what a gigantic hit with my students! There were 3 other teachers that had to make them with their students, too. thank you! Love what you share with us…ReplyCancel

  • Amber - 04/22/2011 - 3:41 pm

    I’m doing this with my kids today and my mom did it for her school class! So cute, thanks for sharing all your fun ideas!

    p.s. I LOOOVED those cupcakes you made for Chant for my shower…thanks so much!! you are very talented.ReplyCancel

  • Justine - 04/23/2011 - 10:46 am

    They turned out beautiful….everyone loved them….Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Tanya - 01/24/2012 - 3:01 pm

    This may sound siully but what is a ‘peep’ and how do i make oneReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 01/25/2012 - 8:11 am

      Hi Tanya,
      Peeps are Marshmallow chicks that come out around
      Easter time! They come in all sorts of colors, and most people love them.ReplyCancel

  • gina - 03/24/2012 - 8:38 pm

    So cute, I can’t wait to make these!ReplyCancel

  • Edible Easter Crafts Round Up » - 05/09/2012 - 9:10 am

    […] Peep Pops @ Simply Designing 14: Peep Smores @ Electric Recipes 15: Pretzel bird nest @ Get off of your butt and bake! 16: Easter Bark @ World Eats Which one do you love the most? They all look pretty yummy and […]ReplyCancel

Two things today. I’ve decided I need to change the name of this blog. Many of you . . . think the name is less than nice. I also have an addiction. Not anything hardcore . . . but troublesome, just the same. I’m addicted to Cookbooks. This is my latest fix. The cover photo […]


  • Charlotte - 04/01/2011 - 2:54 pm

    Those bars look amazing and I don’t even like coconut! BTW, I love the name of your blog! It says exactly what I need to do. hahaReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 04/01/2011 - 2:56 pm

      Hey Charlotte,
      You could leave the coconut out if you like. They would still be scrumptious!ReplyCancel

  • Elena - 04/01/2011 - 3:07 pm

    I am not so in love with coconut, but the crust looks delicicous so tomorrow, Saturday morning, I’ll prepare it.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Carter - 04/01/2011 - 3:09 pm

    Mom…I wouldn’t change the name of your blog! I love it to just like Charlotte! I just might have to get off my butt and go make some magic bars cuz they look so good. Luv You!ReplyCancel

  • Hailey - 04/01/2011 - 3:32 pm

    I LOVE the name of your blog! I don’t think you should change it at all! It’s super cute, kinda sassy and SO true! Thanks for making me smile!

  • Ali - 04/01/2011 - 3:32 pm

    My husband doesn’t really love coconut and I’m not sure my family does either but I do so I’m going to go ahead and do it. As for the name of your blog….I’m no good at these things. I don’t really have a problem with your current name. But if you are set to change it, maybe something like, “Just Bake It”. Although that doesn’t totally describe you as many of your recipes are cooking related. Something to think about though. I’d pop on if I saw that title.

    Good luck either way!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth - 04/01/2011 - 3:43 pm

    I too <3 the name of your blog. Makes me want to get up and go! But, if you're ready for a new name….how about:

    Jonna Bakes or Pretend Chef or Go Bake! or the messy kitchen

    oh, and the baked bars….yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Ginger - 04/01/2011 - 3:44 pm

    I love the name of your blog! If I were to change it though, I might make it: Resistance it futile or You know you want it or something of that nature because everytime I read your Blog, I can’t stop drooling!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy - 04/01/2011 - 3:51 pm

    Please dont change the name, it’s what sets u apart from the rest. I love saying your name and get such a great reaction when I tell someone else.

    If u are gona change it anyway how about,

    Bake it!
    Shut up and bake!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - 04/01/2011 - 3:57 pm

    Jonna, I have come to the conclusion that if I bake like you, I must run like you also. How far do you run after you eat these? I LOVE these bars; they are pretty good with peanut butter chips if you don’t have butterscotch as well :).ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - 04/01/2011 - 3:59 pm

    I like the name of your blog! You seriously have people who take the time to tell you that they don’t like your blog name?! There are bigger fish to fry (or cookies to bake, if you will) in the world. If you still want to change it, here are my suggestions:

    -Work Those Buns! or Buns of Steel! (Just kidding, people might not like these ones either)
    -Just Get Off Your Buns (or Bum) and Bake 🙂

    Okay seriously:
    -Never Enough Baking
    -Calories Don’t Count (I’m a Registered Dietitian, that’s what I tell myself every time I read your blog)
    -Sweets and Treats!
    -Bountiful Baking
    -Baking Bliss
    -Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice!

    Good luck with your new name!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - 04/01/2011 - 4:05 pm

    Don’t change the name! If someone really doesn’t like it, they can peruse the many other, more boring blogs! Or at least make it more colorful… how about “Get your fanny off the couch and bake!”ReplyCancel

  • Steph@PlainChicken - 04/01/2011 - 4:18 pm

    The name change has to be an April Fool’s joke!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Harward - 04/01/2011 - 4:52 pm

    I have always loved this recipe..so good! And, don’t you dare change the name..I love it! I say be yourself, everyone else is taken..and there is no one like you! ;DReplyCancel

  • gigi - 04/01/2011 - 5:10 pm

    I like your name.
    I will try this recipe as soon as I have someone to bake them for. I would eat the whole pan other wise ;(ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - 04/01/2011 - 5:41 pm

    I love your name and it is what brought me to your blog in the first place. Your recipes are what keep me coming back. Thanks for the post. We are huge Magic Bars eater in my house. I like the addition of marshmallows.


  • Marsha - 04/01/2011 - 6:02 pm

    At the cost of losing a cookbook – Don’t Change Your Blog Name. It’s different and one you don’t forget. It shows your sense of humor!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - 04/01/2011 - 6:17 pm

    Love your blog name, don’t change it please!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - 04/01/2011 - 6:26 pm

    Please don’t change your name…I love it, it grabs your attention. Those bars sound amazing…I will definitely be giving them a try.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty.com - 04/01/2011 - 6:43 pm

    Ok so first of all you CAN’T change the name of your blog – you just can’t! So then I got to thinking… this is an April Fool’s isn’t? I was actually going to comment this morning and tell you I remember how horrified I was last year when you so cleverly decided you were going “Private” and I hadn’t made my comment by the 100 mark or whatever it was, I was going to be DEVASTATED if I didn’t get to continue reading your delicious posts… so I’m hoping you are up to your antics again ;). As for the baked bars…. GIMME immediately those sound amazing and I will be making them pronto! I will let you know how they turn out!!!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - 04/01/2011 - 7:12 pm

    I find the name of your blog to be hilarious! Don’t change it! It’s fun and original. I find it hard to believe that anyone would think the title “isn’t nice”. Let’s have a little bit of humor, people!ReplyCancel

  • Kristi - 04/01/2011 - 7:46 pm

    How about “Kiss My Bakin Butt” for those that don’t care for the name and especially for those that post “not so nice comments” 😉 I love your site and you make my life easier and my family happy! Don’t change a thing.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - 04/01/2011 - 9:37 pm

    I LOVE the name of your blog…please just leave it alone…its unique and everyone knows you by this name…its a great name for a cooking blog 🙂 I too am addicted to cook books….I would buy yours if you had one! Enjoy your weekend~ReplyCancel

  • Jane - 04/01/2011 - 9:47 pm

    I think the name of your blog is great! Don’t change a thing. I love your recipes and your pictures are delicious to look at too.ReplyCancel

  • Kiley - 04/01/2011 - 10:17 pm

    I personally think “Get Off Your Butt and Bake NOW You Lazy Sack of Trash” has a pleasant ring to it. (j/k) Happy Fools Day!ReplyCancel

  • Ela - 04/01/2011 - 11:58 pm

    I love everything you bake/make, it makes me drool whenever I visit your blog. So I suggest the name DROOLICIOUS, DESSERT STATION or DESSERT GARDEN.ReplyCancel

  • Laurel - 04/02/2011 - 4:52 am

    I second Krisi’s suggestion “Kiss My Bakin Butt”… I say you keep it the same.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - 04/02/2011 - 6:19 am

    I love your blog name! Don’t change it for the few in numbers, they obviously still read it. And really, it makes me want to get off my butt and bake!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - 04/02/2011 - 7:03 am

    Hi Jonna, I’m new to your blog and I absolutely love it! The name drew me in:) Please don’t change it.! As for cookbooks I’m right with you. I have quite a collection myself ! I think looking at your wonderful recipes and photos just might heal me!

    Kathleen J.ReplyCancel

  • karen - 04/02/2011 - 8:59 am

    I also love the name. You will never make everyone happy, so I’m sure if you change it, there still will be people who don’t like the new name..

    Anyway, How about “Bakin Buddies” or ” “Baking Buns”ReplyCancel

  • jessica - 04/02/2011 - 9:37 am

    Stop! Don’t listen to the unfriendly comments. You are too well known and loved.ReplyCancel

  • sheri A. - 04/02/2011 - 11:18 am

    The name of your website is perfect. I hope you don’t change it. I love your recipes, and I appreciate the time you put into to it for our benefit.ReplyCancel

  • kathy olkowski - 04/02/2011 - 12:16 pm

    Silly girl – please do NOT change your name. The name is what caught my attention last year as I was searching for the perfect brownie, (and yes, you have the perfect brownie ever). I’ve told all my friends about this blog so don’t confuse us by changing names…we love it!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - 04/02/2011 - 12:28 pm

    Ditto about keeping the name. I love it! It’s easy to remember and unique. DOn’t listen to all the negative, whiny people who complain about it. It’s perfect! I have loved many of your recipes, by the way. I haven’t told you before, so thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - 04/02/2011 - 12:37 pm

    I LOVE the name of your blog! Please don’t change it! I love the reaction it gets from people, and it’s the only baking blog for which I remember the address. Don’t listen to all the negative, whiny people out there. They don’t have to read your blog if they’re offended. I have loved all the recipes I’ve tried. THank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Janelle - 04/02/2011 - 12:40 pm

    Bake Your Butt Off!ReplyCancel

  • Carroll - 04/02/2011 - 1:35 pm

    DON”T change the name of your blog. It’s unique and eye-catching. Ignore the people who don’t like it – after all, it’s YOUR blog and you should call it whatever YOU want. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Terlyn - 04/02/2011 - 3:38 pm

    Dear Jonna,
    I LOVE you blog and have made many of your wonderful recipes. Your pictures are also amazing.
    I don’t know if this is an April Fools joke or not, but I have had times when I shared the name of your blog and I felt awkward and embarassed to say the name(such as in a womens meeting of area Stake Presidents wifes) I would love it if you would change the name.

  • Leslie - 04/02/2011 - 3:57 pm

    It was the name of your blog that intrigued me to subscribe to your blog to begin with. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!!

    Speaking of cookbooks…check out “Flour” by Joanne Chang. Mmm!! Mmm! Good!!ReplyCancel

  • Lara - 04/02/2011 - 7:57 pm

    Don’t change the name of your blog! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Jynni - 04/02/2011 - 9:33 pm

    Question do you put the marshmellows in when you put the choc chips in???ReplyCancel

  • Abbie McClaskey - 04/03/2011 - 9:28 am

    I adore this blog… I live by this blog… if it wasnt for this blog my family would starve! You are wonderful to do this blog and treat us to your recipies, experience and humor! I always thought the name was sassy and I love it! If someone doesnt like the name give them this advise: Add the blog to your “favorites” and check back every day or two…. in a week you will have fallen so in love with this blog you wont care what it is called!!ReplyCancel

  • mkll - 04/03/2011 - 1:20 pm

    Your blog is Amazing! KEEP the name it makes your blog fun with a little sass and spunk… If people don’t like the name..hmm what should they do.. don’t visit the blog.. Jonna you are who you are and although it is nice to get commentary from people who visit. the name of your blog shouts for people to come and check it out. And sometimes i feel like i need to get off my butt and bake because baking can be a challenge! At least it isn’t “get you A** of the couch and bake” now i would be offended by that.
    COME on bloggers all in good fun! you don’t like the name.. don’t come here.. you will be missing amazing recipes though!
    <3 MeReplyCancel

  • Christina - 04/03/2011 - 1:21 pm

    I love magic bars, full of deliciousness. I don’t know if you should change the name of your blog…I don’t see anything offensive about it!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - 04/03/2011 - 6:51 pm

    I love love love your blog. Keep the name, it is great and not offensive. I to have a cookbook obsession.ReplyCancel

  • John - 04/03/2011 - 7:51 pm

    I love your blog and I do love the title. If you wanted to soften it a little maybe try something like Just Bake!. Same idea but a little more delicate.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia - 04/04/2011 - 10:15 am

    Please don’t change the name of your blog. I love the story you shared about your brothers! I just found your blog while searching for recipes for my party. Last weekend I made your white cupcakes and filled them with lemon curd, so yummy. They got rave reviews from everyone at my party. I gave the credit to you and your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - 04/04/2011 - 10:57 am

    Don’t change the name of your blog! That’s what first intrigued me about your blog was your title. I think its clever and distinguishes you from the other cooking blogs.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - 04/04/2011 - 11:22 am

    Love your blog’s name…don’t change it…I love the story you shared about your brothers. It’s perfect, and if people have a problem with it, they can just deal!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley - 04/04/2011 - 1:57 pm

    Hi Jonna,
    Don’t change the name of your blog…I love it (I look at it every day) and the story behind it!!! And, everyone has a butt so they need to just chill!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - 04/04/2011 - 2:28 pm

    Ok, I am still pretty sure this is an April Fool’s joke, but just in case you are thinking of changing the name for real (which you shouldn’t!)you could call the blog Jonna’s magical cooking corner. I too have an addiction to cook books and this looks like a great one!ReplyCancel

  • amy - 04/04/2011 - 4:23 pm

    Love your site!! Don’t change the name!!ReplyCancel

  • Jess - 04/05/2011 - 8:41 am

    Ahhh! Don’t change the name – I LOVE it 🙂ReplyCancel

  • oh these look so delicious! I love toasted coconut. If you are on twitter let me know, or if you have a facebook page.ReplyCancel

  • LaurelK - 04/05/2011 - 10:08 am

    I LOVE THE NAME! I mean come on, it gets me off my butt and I bake!
    LOVE THE NAME, oh and those mini monkey breads, TO DIE FOR!
    Now, I’m off to order that cookbook, yes I to have a cookbook addiction, but I use them, not just look at them. So I figure if that’s my worst addiction, not bad (but in truth, its not my worse, purses are). Just need to hit the stairs a bit more.ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey - 04/05/2011 - 11:57 am

    Those look super tasty!ReplyCancel

  • rozalynn rowbury - 04/05/2011 - 3:20 pm

    I LOVE this blog. You seriously are so inspirational and make me want to cook! My sister and I just started a new blog and want to throw in a few recipes here and there.. if you have any great tips on making such a great blog we’d love to hear it! check us out
    trulie-scrumptious.blogspot.com THANKSReplyCancel

  • Joelle - 04/05/2011 - 3:52 pm

    Don’t change your name!! It is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - 04/06/2011 - 12:46 pm

    I vote for keeping the name and the SASS that goes with it, I absolutely love it!

    “KEEP IT” = 60 “KICK IT” = 0

    Keep doing what you do girlie, you got it going on!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Cliff - 04/06/2011 - 6:06 pm

    Sorry, the name needs to stay. It’s totally hilarious. Besides when a blog rocks with awesome recipes you can have an eye-brow-raising name….are you thinking of the name change because of some TV programming on Sat and Sun this passed weekend?? (Broadcast out of SLC?) That’s even funnier. BE YOURSELF! Don’t change it.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa S. - 04/06/2011 - 7:10 pm

    Nope, I wouldn’t change it either. It’s a great name. Don’t do it!ReplyCancel

  • tnorthrup69 - 04/07/2011 - 3:11 pm

    I love your blog and I wouldn’t change a thing!ReplyCancel

  • ashley - 04/08/2011 - 6:50 am

    i dont think you should change the name, i like it, its spunky! and if ppl dont like it its there problem! if you like it you should keep it!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - 04/09/2011 - 2:05 pm

    PLEASE don’t change your name! I love it! It’s one of the things that attracted me to your website!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - 04/16/2011 - 6:06 pm

    I actually like the name, and the story that it comes from. I would keep it; its clever.

    And you have beautiful, simple recipes. I am definitley coming back to this site. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • ingrid - 04/22/2011 - 11:03 am

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Don’t change your name! Why? To pacify who? Who cares what anyone else thinks? Next you’ll change your name to Tiffany or Ashley or something!! Get off your butt & bake is Jonna who bakes fabulous yummies and gets us (me, for sure!!) off our butts and baking.

  • Susan Porter - 05/03/2011 - 1:37 pm

    Don’t you dare change the name of the blog!!!!! I would have to steal it if you did. I have the very same addiction. I can’t pass by a cookbook and will soon run out of room for anymore. This recipe is calling my name right now. Thanks!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amie - 06/22/2011 - 8:40 pm

    I made these a couple months ago for a party and everyone loved them! I have seriously been craving them since!! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Carly - 01/22/2012 - 2:15 pm

    I am late to the game, but I think the name is AWESOME!! I just found you from Pinterest and will DEF be back!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Martha - 02/16/2012 - 6:22 am

    FYI: I just printed this recipe and noticed the ingredients in the bar filling directions include walnuts and white chocolate chips and fail to mention pecans and marshmallows. I’m assuming you just substituted the 2 items? I also just re-read the intro and noticed your comment about substituting….I’ll get off my computer and bake them!ReplyCancel

  • cheryl - 10/02/2012 - 10:37 am

    Leave the name……I think its great!!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - 11/30/2012 - 6:48 pm

    These look awesome. I was just getting ready to make them and realized that I had a question. In the pix it looks like there is coconut on top. Your recipe mentions coconut in the crust. Am I also supposed to also put some coconut on top? I could be wrong but it really looks like there is coconut on top of the bars in the pix. Let me know…thank you so much : )

    Hi Vicky,
    I did add about 1/2 cup of un-toasted coconut to the top before drizzling the condensed milk over the top.
    I should have noted that.

    They are yummy either way,

It’s time. Time to show you how to make this flaky, sugary, Raspberry Puff Pastry Treat, and Time to announce the winner of this fabulous new Rhodes Bake N Serv Cookbook. I appreciate all of you who left comments on the Drizzled Mini Monkey Bread Post. HEATHER MCLESKEY of The Mcleskey’s is our winner. You […]


  • Heather - 03/28/2011 - 7:28 pm

    Wow! I can’t believe I won. I’m so excited to get the cookbook and try some fun recipes! Love this blog!

  • Alaina - 03/28/2011 - 8:15 pm

    I just want to let you know how much I enjoy your site. I have used several of your recipes but I have to tell you that I have never been able to bake bread or have it ever turn out. I tried your crescent roll (Lion House one) twice and it turned out. It’s a miracle. Thank you for taking the time to share your talents with others. People like me very much appreciate it and I know my family does too because they are getting to try some fun and different things. Just tried your fried rice and it was yummy too and what I love the best is, they are easy and fast. so keep up the good work. Thanks again, AlainaReplyCancel

  • danielle wilson - 03/28/2011 - 8:41 pm

    I think you should consider a cookbook to have available on your site….just a thought…I think it would do well.ReplyCancel

  • what katie's baking - 03/28/2011 - 11:41 pm

    found your blog from stumbleupon!
    it’s awesome!! your photography is seriously making me drool.ReplyCancel

  • Medeja - 03/29/2011 - 4:49 am

    So beautiful and dont seem that difficult 🙂 thanks for this recipeReplyCancel

  • Niki - 03/29/2011 - 9:57 am

    These look great. Should they be served warm or cold or either?

    Going to vote now.ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 03/29/2011 - 10:01 am

      Hi Niki,
      They are so delicious while they are warm, but I had no problem eating one this morning!
      Thanks for voting,

  • Chris's Gourmet Fashion - 03/29/2011 - 5:50 pm

    These look simply mouth watering. Lovely step by step photos.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty.com - 03/30/2011 - 10:24 pm

    Congrats to Heather! This looks delicious. I’ve had puff pastry in my freezer just itching to get out and be used. I just haven’t settled on what I want to do just yet 🙂 You know what I was thinking, do you think you could add a cream cheese filling under the raspberry and make a danish? That would be yummy too!!! I’m heading over to vote again now!ReplyCancel

  • ingrid - 04/01/2011 - 7:37 pm

    I’m not sure if I’m too late but I’ll hop over and vote for ya!!!

    ps, my raspberry lovin’ mom has gone gaga for your raspberry swirls and I’m gonna make them for her tomorrow! Thanks, I’ll get major brownie points over my brothers for making them!! 🙂ReplyCancel

Today . . . I beg for votes. I announce a GIVE-AWAY! *giveaway has now ended I give you a delicious recipe. This is a recipe I’ve shared before, but my kitchen welcomed them again. I took pictures . . . then I ate 2 of them.  I had to run on the treadmill twice […]


  • Days - 03/22/2011 - 8:12 pm

    Fried mozzarella. Oh em gee, that’s delicious.ReplyCancel

  • Blog is the New Black - 03/22/2011 - 8:16 pm

    Yum! I need to make monkey bread!ReplyCancel

  • gigi - 03/22/2011 - 8:19 pm

    Monkey Bread is always a favorite around here!ReplyCancel

  • Lori Hooper - 03/22/2011 - 8:23 pm

    Monkey bread is my favorite!!ReplyCancel

  • Cara - 03/22/2011 - 8:32 pm

    I made your parmasan knots last week and they were wonderful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - 03/22/2011 - 8:44 pm

    I’m still dying to make the mini monkey bread, but my family and I really enjoyed those yummy orange knots!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Andrew - 03/22/2011 - 8:51 pm

    I haven’t tried any of the Rhodes rolls recipes yet- but I did make your blueberry coffee cake muffins today and they were DELICIOUS!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Rasmussen - 03/22/2011 - 9:06 pm

    I love using Rhodes rolls for Monkey Bread (we call them butterscotch bubbles) or for orange rolls.ReplyCancel

  • KJ - 03/22/2011 - 9:09 pm

    Oh yeah! I voted for you – you’re my favorite!! And, uh I love the baby monkey breads! I’m a little ticked that you won’t let me be your taste tester though…ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Carter - 03/22/2011 - 9:09 pm

    Mom…those look just divine! I wish I could go through the screen and eat them I’m so hungry right now and they look so good! I can’t wait to see the other recipes you will try out. They all looked really good. Luv You! See you tomorrow.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Berlin - 03/22/2011 - 9:23 pm

    Just voted for you. Good luck! Choose ONE favorite?! That’s too hard.ReplyCancel

  • Susan J - 03/22/2011 - 9:26 pm

    You buttery parm knots are a hit at my house and a person favorite! I also love ANY and ALL of your pastas!ReplyCancel

  • Haley Jolley - 03/22/2011 - 9:47 pm

    The mini monkey bread is my favorite too, I used your recipe a while ago and pretty much ate the whole pan! And, wow, I’m impressed that you ran on the treadmill twice just to work it off, I’m not to that point in motivation yet. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - 03/22/2011 - 9:50 pm

    I will absolutely vote for you!!! So awesome that you were nominated.

    My favorite Rhodes recipe is Shortcut Cinnamon Buns. My kids love it! And…love the Orange Rolls recipe too.

    And my fave on your blog is the Bacon Carbonara~ but we made a whole list of your recipes we want to try! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Katie - 03/22/2011 - 10:01 pm

    I love your Pretzel Bites! Course I like all of the food you post on here!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - 03/22/2011 - 10:30 pm

    I love your chicken soup with homemade noodles.ReplyCancel

  • erin - 03/22/2011 - 10:35 pm

    Anything with cinnamon and frosting is my vote!! I make some sort of cinnamon roll goodness twice a year, and it’s coming up next weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret - 03/22/2011 - 10:51 pm

    I voted for you, but I think you are #124 now. Number 122 is Joy of Kosher. Not sure if that’s a good typo to have.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 03/22/2011 - 10:52 pm

    I share your parmasan knots recipe with so many. Yum!!!!!

    And I am voting for you! Hands down. My favorite. ; D Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 03/22/2011 - 10:58 pm

    P.S. You are listed as #124. Not #122. ; D Just sayin’. Don’t want the votes to be going elsewhere. HA ha.ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 03/22/2011 - 11:03 pm

    You were listed as 124 just now when I voted for you. =)
    I like the lemon twists.

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty.com - 03/22/2011 - 11:04 pm

    Well, I don’t need an entry into the giveaway 😉 but I would like to say – I’m SO glad you were nominated – I think you are simply fabulous and you deserve to WIN! I will vote for you just as soon as my little fingers finish commenting! I love your step by step photos, I just finished my first step by step recipe and I have got to give you MAJOY props, that is a LOT of work – I appreciate all the work you but into your site 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Cassity - 03/22/2011 - 11:08 pm

    I would love to win. I think rhodes rolls are amazing, but I haven’t really made a lot with them, except for rolls, so my favorite of your recipes are the cherry blossoms. Those were so delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Luthy - 03/22/2011 - 11:38 pm

    I voted for you. ( You are actually number 124 not 122) In case you want to fix your post. 🙂 I LOVE your blog.. and who could only pick one thing to vote for?? But I would have to say that monkey bread is always a favorite. We love it at Christmas time! Best of luck with your votes!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - 03/22/2011 - 11:41 pm

    My favorite is really similar to monkey bread but it’s called gorilla bread! It has cream cheese in it…mmmmmmmReplyCancel

  • Chantri Keele - 03/23/2011 - 1:32 am

    oh mom those look so YUMMY!! I want to pull one of those apart and pop it in my mouth!! AND I could use a good cookbook!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie Smith - 03/23/2011 - 4:23 am

    I have never tried any of them, but they all look delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Tabby - 03/23/2011 - 4:34 am

    The Mini Monkey Bread is awesome!! Monkey bread is the best and in small portions it is amazing.ReplyCancel

  • michele gilmore - 03/23/2011 - 4:56 am

    I keep forgeting to buy these at the market-but now with the monkey bread calling my name-I will be making these soon!ReplyCancel

  • Pam - 03/23/2011 - 5:49 am

    These look wonderful!! I voted for you too!ReplyCancel

  • Sarilyn - 03/23/2011 - 6:02 am

    Dad’s Caramel Rolls. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Stacie Couch - 03/23/2011 - 6:33 am

    I have both the orange knots and the parmesan knots on my “must make” list. I love Rhoades rolls just as plain rolls too! They are a Sunday dinner staple at my house.ReplyCancel

  • colleen - 03/23/2011 - 6:45 am

    I love to make calzones using Rhodes frozen dough. They come out so good. P.s. I canot wait to try these monkey rolls. YUMMReplyCancel

  • Stacy - 03/23/2011 - 7:06 am

    What a great idea for unexpected dinner guests, I will keep these ingredients handy!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - 03/23/2011 - 7:37 am

    Mmmm! Your photos make this recipe *way* too tempting! Since I love monkey bread, I’d have to vote this mini monkey bread recipe as my favorite!ReplyCancel

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  • Melanie Bitters - 03/23/2011 - 8:10 am

    THANKS for the AWESOME RECIPE today! It works well for my Activity Days today with the 11 year Olds:) So today that is my favorite recipe… For your recipes I would have a hard time choosing… I love your blog!! I did the Mexican one this last week and got a 10 out of 10 from my family:)ReplyCancel

  • Diana B - 03/23/2011 - 8:17 am

    Ok, I have always wanted to try the Parmesean Knots recipe but could never find Rhodes Rolls out here in CA…then our local WalMart got a grocery section and guess what they carry?? THAT’S RIGHT!!! I would LOVE that cookbook so I could have an excuse to buy the rolls and try the recipes!!!!ReplyCancel

  • brooke Vanausdal - 03/23/2011 - 8:51 am

    These look fabulous! I could really use that cook book been married for 8 years and just starting to cook. I tried your Ham fried rice the other day and I am still drooling over it.ReplyCancel

  • Brigette - 03/23/2011 - 8:54 am

    I love your blog! I especially love that you take simple ideas and make them extraordinary! Thanks for sharing your love of cooking, baking and photography with us! Your recipes are so wonderful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessi - 03/23/2011 - 8:57 am

    What recipe of yours does not look awesome? not one, but one of the recipes I’ve made for some of my YW and they love, as do I, was the marshmallow cups with cinnamon and puff pastry. so good! I also love the rhodes rolls orange rolls. I love Rhodes rolls they are so good, taste homemade and make baking so easy! Love your site! thanks for sharing so many of your great recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 03/23/2011 - 9:17 am

    I want to win!!! My favorite right now is the parmesan knots! THANKS for all you share, and do mom! Your the best. CONGRATULATIONS on all your accomplishments on this blog. I think it is just wonderful. I voted for you this morning, and your number has changed again! i will try and do a post to have others vote for you as well. I don’t get a lot of visitors on my blog, but even a few will help.ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne - 03/23/2011 - 9:23 am

    I love rhodes. I usually keep them around to make navajo tacos on a busy day. This cookbook looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - 03/23/2011 - 9:47 am

    I can’t remember how I came across your blog, but I love it. I love having recipes with detailed instructions and great pictures! My favorite Rhodes dough recipe of yours is the Pretzel Bites. They were fun to make and really yummy! And my favorite non-Rhodes recipe is the Cheesy Crispy Potatoes with Chicken and Bacon. That one was a big hit with the family!ReplyCancel

  • jody - 03/23/2011 - 9:54 am

    Your recipes are amazing! You are one really talented lady! You’re beautiful on the inside and out! I know this from being bffs with your sis! Congrats on all your success! I love to cook with rhoades rolls your sister shared the monkeybread recipe with me about twelve years ago and we have a family tradition to have them on Christmas morning! You have made everyone in my family smile for years on Christmas morning with this recipe! Thanks for sharing your recipes, love for cooking, time and most of all hard work!ReplyCancel

  • SuzQ - 03/23/2011 - 10:12 am

    The orange knots look amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Ali - 03/23/2011 - 10:24 am

    I used Rhodes Rolls for the first time last Saturday night when I made your recipe for the Parmesan Knots. They were a hit for both my family and the Missionaries we fed that night.

    I’d love the cookbook to try some new ways to use them. Still getting down the de-thaw and rising times with the actual recipe timetable. I’m going to try this Monkey Bread tonight and make breakfast for dinner.ReplyCancel

  • Christine - 03/23/2011 - 11:06 am

    We love the lemon twists! 🙂 instead of the lemon though I just put in the cinnamon and sugar, and raisins and walnuts in both layers. Still yummy! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking - 03/23/2011 - 12:04 pm

    I think I’d have to say that THIS is my favorite recipe, Jonna! What a fun and delicious treat. I’ve been wanting to make monkey bread for ages but the big loaf just seemed too heavy… I love your idea of making them mini! Thanks for sharing this recipe and your awesome giveaway. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Audrey F. - 03/23/2011 - 12:14 pm

    Voted! I love your photos, they are so enticing!ReplyCancel

  • Colyn - 03/23/2011 - 12:41 pm

    Butterflake orange rolls!! Butter, sugar, citrus and bread. You can’t beat that!ReplyCancel

  • Justine Arons - 03/23/2011 - 1:00 pm

    I already voted for you before reading this post. I was happy to see you listed. No worries I already know you are the BOMB!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy - 03/23/2011 - 1:07 pm

    I haven’t tried many of the Rhoades Roll recipes you have posted, but the Italian waffles were a huge hit with the family!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - 03/23/2011 - 1:40 pm

    I love it all!!! It is hard to think of something else I love when you start with pictures of Monkey Bread, if I had a different favorite it is gone now!!! Love this site!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nixon - 03/23/2011 - 1:52 pm

    I am not sure how I stumbled on your website, but the crazy thing is, when I connected finally, it appears that I had the privlege of working with your mom at North Ele. for many years until she retired. Plus my husband’s best friend is your brother. Funny how the world is intertwined! I am addicted to your blog. My daughter passed of a 10 hour value project for YW making a cookbook for herself with your posts. Now that is a good blog for a girl to want to do a value project unprompted by her parent! I never anticipated commenting ever, because you are like a celerity, but I wanted to let you know that I voted and Monkey Bread is our favorite. You should be recognized for your efforts and talents.ReplyCancel

  • Nan - 03/23/2011 - 2:11 pm

    I love these and the orange rolls, they are the best!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Mumford - 03/23/2011 - 2:12 pm

    I have two favorites!! Pretzel bites because and the monkey bread. I first tried monkey bread at our fair and loved them. Glad I found your recipe to replicate!!ReplyCancel

  • Lacy H - 03/23/2011 - 2:14 pm

    Oh I love your pork spare ribs that you cook in your own BBQ sauce for 3 hours….WE LOVE THESE! Thanks LacyReplyCancel

  • Teresa - 03/23/2011 - 3:01 pm

    I love your Monkey Bread! But I have to say that after seeing macarons EVERYWHERE, it was your posts that made me finally try them, and I’m now addicted. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • LaurelB - 03/23/2011 - 3:30 pm

    I guess I’m going to have to make those, I was nearly licking my monitor. Sad.ReplyCancel

  • Maleah - 03/23/2011 - 3:54 pm

    I love Rhodes rolls! They are so good, I swear we have them just about every Sunday. I also really like to use them for scones. I hope you win the contest!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith - 03/23/2011 - 4:34 pm

    I LOVE Rhodes rolls and honestly have tried about all your recipes for them and they never last more then a day at our house! I’m so excited for this giveaway 🙂
    and…I voted for you. You deserve itReplyCancel

  • jessica - 03/23/2011 - 5:08 pm

    You are just the best. How lucky am I to have you as a friend.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Bogren - 03/23/2011 - 5:27 pm

    Just made your favorite pasta dish for St. Patricks…(the asparagus is green.) It was soooo yummy. Everything I have made from you site is a hit.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - 03/23/2011 - 5:38 pm

    Voted! I made these mini monkey breads when you posted them the last time and I love love love them!! Although I would have to say my other favorite Rhondes Rolls recipe would be your Italian waffles! My husband asks for them all the time : )ReplyCancel

  • Amy - 03/23/2011 - 5:57 pm

    Voted for you! Love all the recipes you post! Our fave Rhodes is your Italian Waffles! LOVE THEM!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - 03/23/2011 - 6:10 pm

    I love Rhodes rolls! My favorite would probably be the pretzels, but I like to use them for pizza and mini pizzas too. Thanks so much for this recipie, Jonna!ReplyCancel

  • Laci Jamison - 03/23/2011 - 6:45 pm

    I have only used it to make monkey bread. Some of those other recipes sound wonderful. Thanks for this miniture version.ReplyCancel

  • Marsha - 03/23/2011 - 6:50 pm

    I’m totally going for the Money Bread Muffins. I make these in a bundt pan, frequently, and I’m never disappointed. Oh, I also voted for you…good luck!ReplyCancel

  • Cara Sullenger - 03/23/2011 - 7:24 pm

    I love the rhodes orange rolls probably the best, but monkey bread is up there!

    Would love to win this giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - 03/23/2011 - 8:08 pm

    Monkey bread made with Rhodes rolls has been a family favorite for years. I can’t wait to try this mini-monkey bread recipe!ReplyCancel

  • kathy olkowski - 03/23/2011 - 8:13 pm

    I love anything ORANGE and especially your orange knots – oh so yummy! And I love your blog!ReplyCancel

  • kati - 03/23/2011 - 8:29 pm

    I love your site and my fav. is the BBQ ribs. They are delicious! And I voted:)ReplyCancel

  • KC - 03/23/2011 - 8:54 pm

    Jonna your website is amazing along with all your wonderful recipes. I voted for you tonight and I think the next vote we need to cast is for you to publish a cookbook. I know you would sell a ton of them. Your pictures are amazing and are so helpful so we know exactly what things are supposed to look like. I am sure that it is very time consuming to do what you do and me and my family really appreciate it. Thank you! That is so exciting about you getting to do what you do best for Rhodes! Congratulations! As for my favorite, it has to be all the different ways that you can take an ordinary ball of dough and cut it, roll it, and make it look like you slaved all day making fancy rolls.ReplyCancel

  • Erika Bunker - 03/23/2011 - 8:58 pm

    Your monkey bread or Lemon Pecan Twists!!! Everything on your blog is delicious!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • kim - 03/23/2011 - 9:44 pm

    Yummy………….Monkey Bread………doesn’t get better than this!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - 03/23/2011 - 9:50 pm

    Love, love, love your recipes. Thanks for the help with my daughters farewell celebration. It was a huge success. Everyone loved the food. OF COURSE I will vote for your blog…..and BTW my favorite Rhodes recipe is your EASY BUTTERY BREADSTICKS!ReplyCancel

  • SSP - 03/23/2011 - 10:44 pm

    I love using Rhodes Dough to make bread bowls for soup! Quick and easy!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee Shugarman - 03/24/2011 - 5:30 am

    I buy the 3pack of Rhodes Whole Wheat bread. We use that for Communion at our church every week! It tastes just as good as homemade!ReplyCancel

  • jackie - 03/24/2011 - 6:47 am

    the Catherine Hepburn Brownies are not only a favorite of mine, but I served them at a luncheon at work for some out of town guests and they were a huge hit!ReplyCancel

  • Kristie - 03/24/2011 - 6:57 am

    I L-O-V-E Rhodes Rolls, my favorite recipes are the above mini monkey breads, I am aslo going to try the waffles you made with the Rhodes Rolls sooon!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Rom - 03/24/2011 - 7:04 am

    My favorite recipe is their Parmesan bread knots. they are superb!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - 03/24/2011 - 8:14 am

    the only Rhodes I have tried is the cinnamon rolls – absolutely delicious! would love to try the bread!!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - 03/24/2011 - 8:15 am

    I have only ever tried the Rhodes cinnamon rolls – would love to make my own from their bread dough!ReplyCancel

  • Jana C - 03/24/2011 - 8:49 am

    My grandma used to make “sticky buns” when we would spend the night.(the rolls rise overnight covered in butterscotch pudding,butter, and other stuff in bundt pan) Those are like heaven for me.ReplyCancel

  • Cecily - 03/24/2011 - 9:16 am

    I have used so many of your recipes, and I use Rhodes frozen dough at least once a week. My favorite recipe of yours so far is the Chicken Broccoli Supreme.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - 03/24/2011 - 9:50 am

    I just LOVE your blog! My fav Rhodes recipe is the lemon twist! The are delicious and pretty simple to make! Thanks for all the great recipes!!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - 03/24/2011 - 11:19 am

    These look so delicious. My whole family loves monkey bread, so I am sure these will be a hit with all of them. I may need to hide them so I can get a taste. My seventeen and eighteen year old sons consume a lot of food!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - 03/24/2011 - 11:35 am

    I love the parmesan bread knots!ReplyCancel

  • sheri A. - 03/24/2011 - 11:43 am

    Monkey Bread!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - 03/24/2011 - 12:25 pm

    I love using Rhodes Rolls to make scrumptious garlic breadsticks for dipping in soup!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Smith - 03/24/2011 - 12:35 pm

    I love the pretzel bites dipped in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with icing. So delicious and so easy! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Bigler - 03/24/2011 - 12:46 pm

    I love the orange and lemon knots and twistsReplyCancel

  • Nancy Monk - 03/24/2011 - 1:01 pm

    Can’t wait to try the monkey bread. Thanks! I love this website. I use it all the time. I love your ideas. Just waiting for a reason to cook something sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - 03/24/2011 - 1:23 pm

    Monkey Bread is a favorite Sunday breakfast around here…can’t wait to try these! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your recipes!ReplyCancel

  • ChristaLaree - 03/24/2011 - 1:46 pm

    Anything with bread dough is awesome in my book, especially when you add cinnamon and sugar 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Nashina Jagielski - 03/24/2011 - 2:24 pm

    Oh that’s great! This is definatley the best recipe blog! You got my vote!!ReplyCancel

  • Ginger - 03/24/2011 - 3:14 pm

    I LOVE using Rhodes frozen dough! Especially for scones or cinnamon anything!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - 03/24/2011 - 3:23 pm

    I love me some monkey bread!ReplyCancel

  • Lilly - 03/24/2011 - 4:13 pm

    I wish we had Rhodes rolls in Holland. I would try to make all your recipes starting with the monkey bread!
    Maybe next time you can give the monkeys a dash of coke (instead of the corn syrup) before you bake them. It will make them moist and sticky.ReplyCancel

  • Lilly - 03/24/2011 - 4:18 pm

    To bad we don’t have Rhodes rolls in Holland. If we had I would try your monkey bread receipe. They look similar to our
    “Zeeuwse Bollen”. Maybe next time you can give the monkeys a das of coke insted of using corn syrup. It will make them moist and sticky!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Purser - 03/24/2011 - 4:35 pm

    I have never had a recipe that I have tried with rhodes dough not be the best!!! I love to make scones with it, I love the monkey bread mini bites, I love to make french bread, and bread sticks, and of course, the orange knots…the conveniance of rhodes dough is the greatest. yum, yum!!!!! MichelleReplyCancel

  • Brooke - 03/24/2011 - 5:31 pm

    My favs are breadsticks and sticky buns! I also love Rhodes whole wheat bread!ReplyCancel

  • Patty H. - 03/24/2011 - 6:13 pm

    I’ve always loved the Rhodes Roll (and bread) just as they are – – fresh and warm from the oven with lots of butter, but now that you’ve shared this wonderful monkey bread recipe, I’ll have to try it out.

    I’m off to vote………..good luck!ReplyCancel

  • Therese - 03/24/2011 - 6:38 pm

    I love to use Rhodes to make garlic bread sticks. I could eat them all by myself and all by themselves. Sometimes I just want a snack and Rhodes is easy and convenient, oh, and tasty too! Can’t wait to try your recipes! They look absolutely yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - 03/24/2011 - 7:55 pm

    I love making stromboli with my Rhodes! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Porter - 03/24/2011 - 7:55 pm

    Jonna I can’t wait to try this yummy recipie. My mouth is watering. I have the 98 edition of Rhode’s “Fun Ideas”. I loving being able to make up easy breadsticks and soup bowls. I make my own rolls and sweetbreads, but love having the Rhodes on hand, if I need to whip up something quick. Looking forward to checking out the new book and ideas.

    Aboslutely love your blog, you talented woman. You really should concider publishing. If you have seen Pioneer Woman’s Book, yours would be equally as good. And I love the way she has written hers and she started as a blog!!!!! Go for it!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kayla Heap - 03/24/2011 - 10:21 pm

    Your parmesan twist using the rhodes rolls are my favorite! They go great with every meal, and are to die for!ReplyCancel

  • HELENNA - 03/24/2011 - 10:33 pm

    I would have to say my favorite rhodes recipe at this time is Monkey Bread, I want to try the Orange Knots so it could soon be replaced…..ReplyCancel

  • Halee Hagedorn - 03/24/2011 - 10:53 pm

    I have an orange rolls recipe that I love that is made with Rhodes Rolls. So good!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - 03/25/2011 - 7:25 am

    Looks delicious! I love the monkey bread and the parmesan knots!ReplyCancel

  • Lesley - 03/25/2011 - 9:03 am

    I LOVE the pretzel bites! 🙂 So yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Camille - 03/25/2011 - 9:23 am

    My favorite recipe is one my Mom made every Christmas, for as long as I can remember. It is a Cinnimon/Sugar Christmas Tree. It is so much fun to make and eat. The branches are twisted, dripping with icing, and decorated with green and red cherries. I still make this every Christmas for my girls, they look forward to eating it after opening presents just like I did.ReplyCancel

  • Niki - 03/25/2011 - 9:51 am

    Some time ago, I saw a Rhodes recipe in a magazine. It was some sort of pull apart sweet bread concoction. It looked good, but I didn’t pull it because Rhodes bread was not available in our area…at that time. It has since been introduced here and I would love to try it that recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Carol - 03/25/2011 - 9:54 am

    I love the Spinach Twist from their first cookbook…it’s SO darned good.

    Now I need to make some of those sweet little Monkey Breads.

    Off to vote for your blog…….Thanks for all the wonderful recipes and ideas you share. You’re the best….ReplyCancel

  • Camila - 03/25/2011 - 10:15 am

    I love your banana bread recipes!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marci - 03/25/2011 - 10:55 am

    My kids love the recipes! Especially the pretzel bites!ReplyCancel

  • aubri - 03/25/2011 - 11:46 am

    Hands down the MONKEY BREAD!!! I really love your blog. It gives me the courage to try things I would never dream of making.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Candland - 03/25/2011 - 1:53 pm

    Loved your fried ham and rice recipe from a few weeks ago.ReplyCancel

  • Jenn@eatcakefordinner - 03/25/2011 - 4:04 pm

    Congrats on being nominated! Mini Monkey Bread all the way – delicious and very creative!ReplyCancel

  • Tami Ottley - 03/25/2011 - 6:24 pm

    Nom. Nom. Nom. To all of the above!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Zolman - 03/25/2011 - 8:35 pm

    This mini monkey bread recipe is my favorite- it is the bomb!! Love them!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - 03/25/2011 - 9:31 pm

    I will try the mini monkey bread soon.. i check your site daily to see what exciting recipes you have posted.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - 03/25/2011 - 11:24 pm

    Monkey Bread! Love that stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie - 03/26/2011 - 7:30 am

    There’s so much to do with Rhodes rolls, but I do love the Parmesan rolls.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - 03/26/2011 - 1:12 pm

    I tried an orange roll recipe on your blog once and loved them!ReplyCancel

  • Juline - 03/26/2011 - 1:24 pm

    My grand-ma used to always make orange knots/ monkeybread when our family would come and visit. She would make homemade dough but I just don’t have time for that these days being a busy momma. I love that the Rhodes rolls are a fast way to get a yummy sweet treat without too much work. Jonna you rock! You are my go to blog for everything. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amber - 03/26/2011 - 1:31 pm

    I love the Mini Monkey Bread recipe…so do my two boys ages 12 and 9. The first time I made them, they were gone in about 15 minutes. I had to make another batch (but doubled it). Thankfully, they lasted for about an hour! Love your site and will definitely be voting for you. Thank you for being a part of our families.ReplyCancel

  • Kim High - 03/26/2011 - 2:10 pm

    I like to make pretzel bites for my kiddos after school. They love them. I also love just plain old rolls – hot with butter!ReplyCancel

  • Joni - 03/26/2011 - 3:01 pm

    I love Rhodes gooey rolls recipe ….. And I love your BBQ chicken sandwiches recipe. Well, I love your whole blog :).ReplyCancel

  • Emily - 03/26/2011 - 7:06 pm

    I found your site a couple of days ago, and LOVE IT. I keep finding new things I want to try. These Baby Monkey Bread are on the top of my list! I’m making them tomorrow. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anna - 03/26/2011 - 9:49 pm

    Love your blog! Check often for inspiration on menu planning.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - 03/26/2011 - 11:08 pm

    I LOVE ALL your recipes BUT my all time favorite this week anyway…is the one you titled “My favorite Pasta” AND we also loved the Oreo cupcakes…SOOOO good! Thanks for sharing your cooking talent with all of us! I am a better cook thanks to you! I have not tried Rhodes frozen bread dough but will be making this recipe very soon!ReplyCancel

  • Puppydogs - 03/27/2011 - 6:57 am

    Oh these look wonderful! I love cinnamon!
    thanks for the recipe!ReplyCancel

  • April - 03/28/2011 - 12:04 pm

    My daughter made your Mini Monkey Bread recipe for a bridal shower she hosted recently with the other bridesmaids. They were the first to go. Many asked for your recipe and we wrote them up and made lots of referrals to your website. Well done and thanks for making the party such a success!!ReplyCancel

  • Mitzi - 03/31/2011 - 8:02 am

    I absolutely LOVE your blog and your recipes, your pics are beautiful of the food that you create! Our favorite so far are the little ritz cracker, marshmallow, peanut butter thingys……..Love them!! So quick and easy!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - 04/17/2011 - 12:40 pm

    I love love the pretzel bites. I love to get them at the mall in the pretzel stands but once I tried this recipe there is no need to waste my money at the mall any more. My kids, husband and I all enjoy this snack. Thanks so much!!!

    P.S. I love your blog your great at what you do and thanks for the awesome recipes and pics.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie McDaniel - 02/20/2012 - 7:56 pm

    The italian waffles are amazing! My family loves them and they are so quick and easy.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Spencer - 03/22/2013 - 10:47 am

    I am very new to your blog– just 2 days now. I can’t stop looking at all the recipes with such great pictures. Easter breakfast at church will be having a taste of your monkey bites or more! I want to get started now! Also, those cute bird nests with pretzel sticks should be a hit at the 1st grade spring break party this week. That,s how I found you–looking for something special for the party. Thanks a bunch!ReplyCancel

What’s better than a chewy, gooey brownie topped with swirls of Marshmallow or Fudge frosting?


  • Brandi - 03/17/2011 - 4:23 pm

    Those look simply delicious! Your mashmallow frosting looks a lot better then mine did that humid day I tried it! I think the chewy brownie with the marshmallow frosting is the perfect combination!ReplyCancel

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  • Steph - 03/18/2011 - 8:26 am

    I love marshmallow frosting! If you worry about the raw eggs (like I do) you can wish egg whites and sugar in a double boiler until it reaches about 160 degrees before whipping. Delicious!ReplyCancel

  • merium - 03/18/2011 - 9:55 am

    I love Katherine Hepburn’s Brownies! Must make this marshmallow frosting soon! Where did you find the square pans? I’ve been looking, but haven’t come across them yet.ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 03/18/2011 - 10:06 am

      Hi Merium,
      I found the square pans at Kohls and Target.
      Hope you can find them in your area . . . They are a lot of fun!

  • Shannon Carter - 03/18/2011 - 7:11 pm

    Mom…THANKS for the brownies! They were so good! They were gone the same day. That’s how good they were. Thanks for all the treats. Luv You!ReplyCancel

  • Diana B - 03/19/2011 - 12:16 pm

    Wow, those brownies are to DIE for, I’ve made them many times…but with that marshmallow frosting..I can’t WAIT!!! Someone mentioned the raw egg whites in the comments…does anyone know if you still have to worry about just the egg whites if you’re pregnant?? I want to try that mallow frosting so badly!!!ReplyCancel

It’s Monday. I clean all day long on Monday. It’s just a habit . . . a routine.   If something messes up my Monday, I panic!!   I rarely bake on Monday . . . I clean.  If I make a post on Monday, it’s because I saved a post for a Monday.  Today is our Lucky […]


  • Brandi - 03/14/2011 - 8:31 pm

    That link doesn’t work for me. It acts like it wants to go to another screan, but then doesn’t do anythign at all. GOOD LUCK!!!

    Love these cookies though. They were real good. The drizzle would have steped them up a notch! YUM!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Kershaw - 03/14/2011 - 9:45 pm

    This link didn’t work for me either. A print dialogue box flashed for just a second and then was gone.ReplyCancel

  • Judy - 03/15/2011 - 7:05 am

    no luck with IE9 either.ReplyCancel

  • Mindy - 03/15/2011 - 12:00 pm

    It printed just fine for me! I use FirefoxReplyCancel

  • LORI - 03/15/2011 - 1:13 pm

    It printed fine for me. I use firefox.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Carter - 03/15/2011 - 3:12 pm

    It worked for me Mom…I use Safari. I’m pretty sure you can download firefox on your computer.ReplyCancel

  • cakewhiz - 03/15/2011 - 6:18 pm

    your daughter’s recipe has produced some very attractive cookies. i love the jam center… mmmm!ReplyCancel

  • Diana B - 03/16/2011 - 11:50 am

    Ooh, those look good…and they would be even better with some chocolate sauce in the thumbprint area….I think I am going to make some cookies this week =)ReplyCancel

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking - 03/16/2011 - 1:31 pm

    Jonna, these cookies look wonderful! Jam thumbprints are some of my favorite, and they definitely shouldn’t be a cookie only reserved for the holidays. Wonderful recipe and mouthwatering photos! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan - 03/17/2011 - 12:10 pm

    I made these last night, and they are perfect and buttery! I traded the jam for white chocolate ganache with a bit of green food coloring for a St. Patty’s dinner. Thanks for the delicious recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Hide - 03/22/2011 - 12:25 pm

    Hey Sis…and Bran! Thanks for the recipe idea…have to go VT tomorrow morning and I told my partner I would bring a treat. I had NO ideas so I got on your site and voila…a great, easy cookie recipe. Love you…thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • molly paffish - 09/03/2013 - 8:23 pm

    THANK YOU!ReplyCancel